VIDEO: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

The Shelby GT350 is easily the best Mustang that Ford has every produced. It has incredible handling, a world class engine, and an outrageous exhaust note. It certainly felt like a legend in the making when we tested here. It has been on the market for over a year now, and even still, there are very few cars that can match its character and strong appeal. Chevrolet now has come up with a challenger in the form of the Camaro ZL1. The ZL1 can’t quite match the uniqueness of the Shelby and its 8,200rpm naturally-aspirated, flat-plane V8 engine, but it has its own redeeming qualities, such as a 650 horsepower supercharged V8 that delivers rocket-thrust acceleration and tire-melting performance through several gears. The question is, can all of that capability be enough for it to overthrow the Shelby? Watch Motortrend’s head-to-head to find out.